Breed of the Month ~
May 2016 ~ Yorkshire Terrier
Marty and Alan Krenek
Yorkshire Terrier is a very spirited,
healthy, strong , intelligent and lovable,
diminutive terrier that makes an excellent
Because of their small size, they
do travel well and adapt easily into most
Originally, the breed was developed
to control rats in coal mines and in the
cotton mills of Yorkshire, England.
In the mid-1800s they were closer
to 15 pounds – similar to the three or
four different terrier breeds used to
develop the breed.
standard requires that the Yorkshire
Terrier weigh no more than seven pounds.
Yorkshire Terriers, affectionately
known as "Yorkies," offer big
personalities in a small package. Though
members of the Toy Group, they are
Terriers by nature and are brave,
determined, investigative and energetic. Surprisingly
enough, in its beginnings, the Yorkie
belonged to the working class, especially
the weavers; in fact, facetious comments
were often made about how the dogs' fine,
silky coats were the ultimate product of
Eventually, the breed left the
workforce and became a companion animal to
families of European high society.
The Yorkie was first recognized by the AKC
Yorkshire Terrier’s appearance is that of
a well-balanced, long coated, small
terrier, readily identified by its steel
blue and tan, straight-flowing coat. The
hair is parted on the muzzle and from the
base of the skull to the end of the tail.
The body is square and evenly
proportioned. The dog’s high head carriage
and confident manner gives the appearance
of vigor and self-importance.
The dogs exhibit a smooth and
a straight line.
The topline remains level while
Due to their small size,
Yorkies require limited exercise, but need
daily interaction with their people. Their
long coat requires regular grooming.
Yorkies can be found competing in agility,
obedience and rally as well as in
Merrymaker Its My Turn
Ember getting ready for the match
she went to today. She did really well!
Love this girl! Ember's name is now
official, Rosemark Embraceable Me.
JJ was a group placing AKC Champion,
International Champion, and Bahamas
Champion, and a UKC Grand Champion that
won multiple Bests in Show in UKC. CH.
Merrymaker's Jaunty Jaywalker
CH. Merrymaker I'm a JJ Too
how we do it . . .
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